Memorial for Gay "Whipple" Saunders
Granite High Class of 1937

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Gay Whipple Saunders "Will be Missed" Gay Whipple Saunders passed away peacefully at home on March 5, 2011. She was 92 years old. Gay was born in Salt Lake City to Anor and Aurilla May Whipple. She grew up in Holladay with her brother, Ross, and sister, Helen. Gay attended Granite High School and the University of Utah where she graduated with a degree in art. She then continued at Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles. She married Cecil Allen Saunders in 1943. They moved to Hawaii where they raised their four children on Niuiki Circle. They later divorced. Gay was an accomplished interior designer. Her designs were used at Honolulu International Airport and Kamehameha schools. She was active with the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers in Hawaii and later in Utah. In 1965 she returned to Holladay, Utah, to care for her mother. She was a decorator for leading Salt Lake furniture stores. Gay loved to travel and has been a world traveler for years. She bought new luggage last year. Gay is survived by her children, Kathryn Bob of Mililani, Hawaii, Barbara Saunders of Bainbridge Island, Washington, C. Allen (Chris) of Sandy, Utah, and Stephen (Patt) of Lahaina, Hawaii, as well as by seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother, Ross Whipple, and sister, Helen Ingalls. Services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the East Millcreek LDS Ward, 2707 E. Evergreen Avenue with visitation from 10:45-11:45 a.m. Services begin at 12:00 noon. Interment: Salt Lake Cemetery, 200 North "N" Street, SLC. Online condolences may be made to http://www.*****/****In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on March 10, 2011

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